Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Kitty | 2012-04-03



Hi Doc. Maybe you can give some advice.
My baby boy is now 5 months. He used to sleep through the nights from 2 months, and at about 4 months, he started waking up. So I get up, give him his dummy, he goes back to sleep for maybe half an hour, then the same thing. I start doing this by 2 or 3 o clock in the morning, until I get up at 5:30. So, sometimes he starts crying, then I give him some milk, cos he''s obviously hungry. Then he goes back to sleep, only to wake up again, same routine until I get up. There''s nothing I can think of that is making him wake up like this. I thought maybe it''s a growth spurt, but it''s been going on for too long. I''m dead tire at work, and struggles to wake up. ANy advice?
He drinks NAN H.A at the moment, no signs of any allergies at the moment, so I don''t know what''s going on with him. During the day he is such a good boy, and calm, sleeps well ect.

Expert's Reply



Most babies start teething from about 4 months. This is probably the reason for his wakefulness. He seems to be doing well otherwise. It will help him if you massage his gums when he wakes up and apply a little Pansoral gel if you can feel where his first teeth are coming through.

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